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COVID-19 statistical data in relation to Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
30 Nov 2020
COVID-19 statistical data in relation to Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000102827
Date received: 22 Oct 2020
Date responded: 26 Nov 2020
Information requested

1. Number of Covid-19 positive tests for Asymptomatic Patients by Pillar technique
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)

2. Number of Covid-19 positive tests for Symptomatic Patients by Pillar technique
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)

3. Current Covid-19 Cases
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)
3. Number of comorbidities

4. Cumulative Covid-19 cases
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)

5. Number of Covid-19 hospital admissions
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)

6. Number of Covid-19 patients currently in hospital
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)
3. Number of comorbidities

7. Cumulative Covid-19 hospitalizations
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)

8. Number of Covid-19 patients discharged from hospital
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)
3. Number of comorbidities

9. Number of Covid-19 patients readmitting to hospital
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)

10. Number of Covid-19 Critical cases / ICU cases / Ventilator cases
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)
3. Number of comorbidities

11. Number of patients in long term care facilities (LTCFs) / Nursing Homes
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)

12. Number of staff in long term care facilities (LTCFs) / Nursing Homes
1. By age
2. By gender (M/F)

Response

1 & 2. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. Scottish Government does not hold information on whether tests were for asymptomatic or symptomatic patients. However, you may wish to contact Public Health Scotland at https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/contact-us/freedom-of-information-foi-and-environmental-information-regulation-eir-requests/ who may be able to help you.

3 & 4. Most of the information you have requested is available from this https://public.tableau.com/profile/phs.covid.19#!/vizhome/COVID-19DailyDashboard_15960160643010/Overview that includes trends on cases by age and sex. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

5. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact Public Health Scotland at https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/contact-us/freedom-of-information-foi-and-environmental-information-regulation-eir-requests/ who may be able to help you.

6. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

7, 8 & 9. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. However, you may wish to contact Public Health Scotland at https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/contact-us/freedom-of-information-foi-and-environmental-information-regulation-eir-requests/ who may be able to help you.

10. Most of the information you have requested is available from the following Public Health Scotland publication https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/population-health/covid-19/scottish-intensive-care-society-audit-group-report-on-covid-19/  Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. However, you may wish to contact Public Health Scotland at https://www.publichealthscotland.scot/contact-us/freedom-of-information-foi-and-environmental-information-regulation-eir-requests/ who may be able to help you.

11. The information you have requested is published routinely by Public Health Scotland, the most recent publication can be found at the following link at https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/health-and-social-care/social-and-community-care/care-home-census-for-adults-in-scotland/ Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

12. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

Data on the social care workforce is held by Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). The most recent figures are published at: https://data.sssc.uk.com/data-publications/22-workforce-data-report/239-scottish-social-service-sector-report-on-2019-workforce-data

SSSC also provide a data explorer tool which can be used, for example, to provide demographic details for staff working in the ‘care homes for adults’ subsector: https://data.sssc.uk.com/component/ssscvisualisations/component/ssscvisualisations/ Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

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